Biblical Historian Phyllis Trible to Present “Woman of Achievement” Lecture at Meredith College
Meredith College alumna and internationally known Biblical scholar Phyllis Trible will deliver Meredith’s inaugural “Woman of Achievement” lecture on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Trible is a professor of Biblical studies at the Wake Forest University Divinity School. A 1954 graduate of Meredith College, Trible is considered a leader in the text-based exploration of women and gender in scripture. She is the author of the books “God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality,” “Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narrative,” and “Rhetorical Criticism: Context, Method and the Book of Jonah.”
A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, Trible began her collegiate teaching career at Wake Forest University in 1963. After leaving in 1971, she taught at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts until she went to Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1979 as a professor of Old Testament. From 1981 until her appointment to the Wake Forest Divinity School 1998, she was the Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary.
The lecture is part of Meredith’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Presidential Lecture Series. The lecture series brings major speakers to campus to explore issues relating to the College’s campus wide theme, which is “The Status of Women” for 2006-07.The “Woman of Achievement” lecture is free and open to the public.